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Richard Horace Sikes (born March 6, 1940) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s.

R. H. Sikes
Personal information
Full nameRichard Horace Sikes
NicknameR.H. or Dick[1]
Born (1940-03-06) March 6, 1940 (age 79)
Paris, Arkansas
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSpringdale, Arkansas
ChildrenAngela Sikes
Career
CollegeUniversity of Arkansas
Turned professional1964
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT39: 1966
PGA ChampionshipT13: 1965
U.S. OpenT46: 1967
The Open Championship12th: 1966

A native of Paris, Arkansas, Sikes had a stellar amateur and college career as a member of the golf team at the University of Arkansas. He won the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1961 and 1962. In 1963, he won the NCAA Championship, was runner-up at the U.S. Amateur, and played on the victorious Walker Cup team. Sikes' victory at the NCAA Championship was the only Razorbacks national championship recognized by the NCAA until John McDonnell's track and field teams of the mid-1980s to mid-1990s started winning them, and Nolan Richardson's basketball program won the 1994 men's basketball crown.[2]

Sikes was victorious at the 1964 Sahara Invitational during his rookie season on the PGA Tour, and earned Golf Digest's Rookie of the Year Award. He played briefly on the Senior PGA Tour from 1990 to 1992 with his best finish a T36 at Raley's Senior Gold Rush in 1992.

In 2002, he was inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Oct 18, 1964 Sahara Invitational −9 (62-71-70-72=275) 2 strokes   Jack McGowan,   Jack Nicklaus,   Phil Rodgers
2 Aug 7, 1966 Cleveland Open −16 (69-68-63-68=268) 3 strokes   Bob Goalby

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1969 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic   Gay Brewer,   Dave Hill,   Tommy Jacobs Hill won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (2)Edit

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miller, Hack (October 4, 1964). "Dick Sikes breaks in with Sahara golf win". Deseret News. p. B3.
  2. ^ Harris, Jim (May 29, 2007). "Arkansas Business.com blog". Retrieved 2007-11-28.

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